Seeing Sherlock Holmes and MI4 this week. If those don't make my top five the final list might look like: 1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 2. The Artist 3. The Descendants 4. Drive 5. Like Crazy
Just watched Bellflower, an intense and interesting film. The massive advantage the new crop of indie filmmakers have over glossy studio movies is in the imperfections. Bellflower is great because it makes you think, and is elusive ... focus group free.
I liked it, but you don't need to rush out as it will play well on DVD. I think the problem remains the jaggedness of Hunter S. as a guy. It's what made him interesting, but it's tough to convey in two hours.
My top ten of 2011 (so far, not in order): Drive / Like Crazy / The Artist / Attack the Block / Midnight in Paris / Bellflower / Moneyball / Anonymous / 50.50 / Shame. Further deets as events warrant.